Assistant Inspector General for Investigations

Washington, D.C
Feb 28, 2021
Mar 08, 2021
Full Time


The incumbent serves as the Assistant Inspector General for Investigations (AIGI) for the U.S. AbilityOne Commission-Office of the Inspector General (OIG), Office of Investigations, an independent Federal agency pursuant to Sec. 6 (e) of the IG Act of 1978, as amended. The IG is a separate agency and, as the head of the office, the IG has the functions, powers, and duties of an agency head or appointing authority for the OIG.
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Duties include but are not limited to the following:
  • Responsibility for the overall management of the day-to-day nationwide management, control, planning and oversight of the OIG investigative mission
  • Supervise staff, including substantial coordination and integration of a number of major work assignments, projects or program segments of professional, technical, investigative or administrative work
  • Serve as a subject matter expert of the IG Act as it pertains to investigations as well as rules of ethics, criminal law enforcement and procedure, related to and resulting from investigations
  • Participate in the long-range investigative program planning, policy, program development, and management of all investigations (criminal and non-criminal).
  • Oversee and manage investigative software and databases, including the hotline and case management system
  • Manage program resources to ensure comprehensive coverage of investigative programs and operations
  • Supervise and direct the preparation of reports to the Inspector General on conditions disclosed by investigations of allegations and makes recommendations regarding their ramifications, correction, and further prevention
  • Oversee and manage investigative software and databases, including the hotline and case management system
  • Represent the OIG in discussions and negotiations with internal/external attorneys or others outside the Agency on a wide range of issues arising from investigations, requiring expert-level knowledge and experience with criminal procedure, U.S. Code, Javits-Wagner-O'Day Act, and other legislation relevant to the Agency
  • Responsible for ensuring DOJ, legal, and CIGIE standards are adhered to in the investigative program, and for maintaining standards for peer reviews and other quality assurances reviews
  • Make workload determinations, prepare justifications, and recommend priorities for long-range planning, annual budget, and annual investigative program to provide appropriate investigative coverage of programs and operations of the Agency
  • Coordinate work with other OIG leaders and executives to assure maximum efficient use of staff resources in review of agency program operations
This position receives Federal Law Enforcement Retirement benefits.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship Required.
  • May be required to complete background investigation.
  • A one year trial/probationary period may be required.
  • Must provide resume and supporting documents (See required documents).
  • Time-in-Grade: Current or former Federal employees applying under merit promotion considerations must meet applicable time-in-grade requirements for consideration.
  • Meet Selective Service Registration Act requirement for males
  • Financial Disclosure is required
  • Applicants must meet Federal Law Enforcement age restrictions or established exemptions.
  • Must have successfully completed the Criminal Investigator Training Program at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC), Glynco, GA, or equivalent program.
  • This position does not receive law enforcement availability pay.
  • Security Clearance Public Trust


In order to qualify, you must meet the specialized experience requirements described below. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: To be considered minimally qualified for this position, you must demonstrate that you have the required specialized experience as described:

To qualify as Assistant Inspector General for Investigations, GS-1811-15, you must possess at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-14 grade level in the Federal service, experience could have been gained in non-federal opportunities.

Examples of specialized experience may include: planning, implementing, and guiding a national investigative program involving judicial processes, criminal statutes, rules of evidence, precedent court decisions, legal aspects of investigations, investigative techniques, elicitation and questioning techniques, and questioned documents; Serving as a senior agent responsible for planning and directing broad investigations of national or international scope; Providing administrative and technical supervision over a staff of journey level criminal investigators; Planning, organizing, administering, and coordinating the full spectrum of investigative activities; Representing the organization as a recognized authority in the investigations field in conferences, meetings, and presentations involving issues of considerable scope and importance.


The Assistant Inspector General for Investigations is required to have successfully completed the Criminal Investigator Training Program at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC), Glynco, GA, or equivalent, and to have significant relevant experience in conductingcriminal investigations.
  • This position receives Federal Law Enforcement Retirement benefits.
  • This position is subject to age restrictions at 5 U.S.C. §8425(b).
  • This position does not receive law enforcement availability pay.

TIME-IN-GRADE REQUIREMENTS: Merit promotion applicants must meet applicable time-in-grade requirements to be considered eligible. One year at the GS-09is required to meet the time-in-grade requirements for the
GS-11 level. (Must submit your SF-50 that shows Time-in-Grade eligibility and reflects your title, series, and grade if you are a current permanent Federal employee. No award SF-50 will be accepted).

Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement.

IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your resume does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s).

For more information on the qualifications for this position, click here .

Volunteer Experience: Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

You must include months, years and hours per week worked to receive credit for your work and/or volunteer experience. One year of specialized experience is equivalent to 12 months at 40 hours per week. Part-time hours are prorated. You will not receive any credit for experience that does not indicate exact hours per week or is listed as "varies".


There is no substitution of education for experience at the grade level(s) of this announcement.

Additional information

  • Selectee will be required to participate in the Direct Deposit Electronics Funds Transfer Program.
Physical Demands: The work requires considerable and strenuous physical exertion, such as standing, walking, running, and driving for long period of time. The work can require frequent and recurring surveillance and the need to remain in one location for many hours without relief. The incumbent must also be prepared to protect self and others from physical attack at any time and without warning, and to use firearms only as a last resort.

Working Conditions: The work may involve moderate risks and require special safety precautions or protective clothing or gear, such as ballistic vests. There is a high risk of exposure to potentially dangerous and stressful situations such as involvement in physical altercations or the use of lethal weapons.

If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application .

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

A review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the Occupational Questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. If a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully; errors or omissions may affect your rating.

Candidates who apply under Competitive Merit Promotion procedures will undergo a quality review to determine if they are highly qualified based on the content of their resume and their responses to the questionnaire. Best qualified candidates will be referred if all required supporting documentation has been provided.

Candidates who apply under Noncompetitive Merit Promotion procedures will undergo a quality review to determine if they are minimally qualified based on the content of their resume and their responses to the questionnaire. Qualified candidates will be referred if all required supporting documentation has been provided.

You will be evaluated on the following competencies:

  • Leadership
  • Manages and Organizes Information
  • Program Management and Oversight
  • Technical (Investigation)

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Drug test required

Position sensitivity and risk
Noncritical-Sensitive (NCS)/Moderate Risk

Trust determination process

Required Documents

The following documents are required and must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 03/15/2021.
  • Résumé which includes a list of all significant jobs held and duties performed, with dates specified in month and year format , and indicate hours worked per week . If military or civilian, please include your rank and/or grade.
  • A complete Occupational Questionnaire
  • College transcripts, if qualifying based on education.
  • PERFORMANCE EVALUATIONS: Applicants are required to provide their most recent performance evaluation. A justification is required if the applicant is unable to provide a recent evaluation.
  • Other Supporting Documents, if applicable, such as:
    • Current/Former Federal employees: Your most recent Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50 or equivalent) showing that you are/were in the competitive service, as well as the highest grade (or promotion potential) held, on a permanent basis and containing information which shows you meet time-in-grade (e.g., STEP increase, etc.) You must submit an SF-50(s) that shows permanent (career/career/conditional tenure) and competitive service eligibility to be considered. No award SF-50 will be accepted.
    • Documentation for the Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA) eligibility, which includes ALL Appointment AND Termination SF-50s for EACH appointment as well as ALL performance evaluations, for each qualifying period of temporary employment claimed.
    • Veterans Preference Documentation:
      • If you are a Discharged, Non-Disabled Veteran, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 showing character of discharge (Member 4 copy), or other Documentation of Service and Separation under Honorable Conditions, as listed on the SF15 . If you don't have your DD-214, you may request it after discharge from the National Archives .
      • If you are a veteran within 120 days of discharge, you must submit signed documentation from the Armed Forces certifying: 1) your expected release/retirement from active duty, 2) under honorable conditions, 3) your pay grade/rank/rate at time of discharge, 4) dates of active duty service, 5) any campaign or expeditionary medals received, & 6) dated within 120 days of your separation.
      • If you are a Disabled Veteran, Purple Heart Recipient, or Mother or Spouse of a Disabled or Deceased Veteran, you must submit all additional proof required by the SF15 , and if applicable, a completed SF15 . You may request a copy of your Department of Veterans Affairs letter from or call 1-800-827-1000 to establish proof of disability.
    • Documentation for Interagency/Career Transition Assistance Plan consideration if you are a displaced Federal employee within the local commuting area. You must include: 1) Proof you are a displaced Federal employee, e.g., RIF Separation Notice, Notice of Proposed Removal, etc; 2) SF-50s (Notifications of Personnel Action) showing career/conditional tenure competitive status, promotion potential and duty location; and 3) your most recent performance appraisal. To exercise selection priority, displaced or surplus Federal employees must be rated well-qualified 85 or above on the rating criteria for this position.
    • Schedule A, Persons with Disabilities Appointment Eligibles: Schedule A letter from a physician, local, state or federal rehabilitation or benefits office citing disability - eligibility under 5 CFR 213.3102 (u).
    • Interchange Agreement with Other Merit Systems Eligible: Documentation of eligibility as listed in each individual interchange agreement.
    • Other noncompetitive or special appointing authorities (e.g., Peace Corps, VISTA, Public Land Corp, Military Spouse, VRA, 30% Disabled Veterans, Certain Former Overseas Employees, Foreign Service, Boren Fellows, etc.) must provide substantiating documentation as required.
    • Any other supporting documentation required for verification as described in the announcement.
    Do not submit photographs with your application package. Documents with photographs may not be seen by hiring officials - you must remove your image from any badges, licenses, etc.

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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